Monday, October 30, 2006


You Are Midnight
You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits.Whether you're a nightowl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence - you like to experiment with your lifestyle.Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.You enjoy staying home, but that doesn't mean you're a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.
What Time Of Day Are You?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

7' Tri-Loom

Well here it is... My finished tri-loom. I've started on my grandma's shawl, I've been working on it since I finished the loom every evening for about an hour or two. I think at this rate I'll finish it by next weekend. It's really different at this size than when I work on the small 18" one. It really is a great hobby and one I'm sure I'll enjoy for a long time. :o)

For those of you keeping track was 60 degrees here in the morning too bad they said it was going up to the 80's by noon time. ;o(

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


IT'S DONE!!!!! YES!!!!! **HAPPY HAPPY DANCE** I finally finished my 7' tri-loom. Last night when I got home from work, I looked at the pieces and thought I need to get this done, not that I hadn't done that before, but last night I finally did something about it. I've been watching alot of TV which for me is detrimental, since I'm a serious TV buff, I get sucked in really quickly. I can win a TV trivia game in no time flat, I guess I can store alot of useless information in my brain.. But I digress, I started hammering and hammering and hammering until I got all 500 + nails into the red oak pieces that were cut for me by some really nice guys at work. That wood was hard to nail!! After I reassembled all the pieces I took it into my bedroom (as if anything else can really fit in there, I need some of my kids to move out so I can take a bedroom for a craft room, hehehe) and hung it on the wall with some hooks that were holding a tapestry wall hanging. I must admit it's not the prettiest loom ever, but it is finished and it's mine, all mine!! I was so excited and exhausted, but I managed to start weaving on it. For my first big shawl I'm weaving my grandma, who is 94 a red and white striped prayer shawl. She's getting forgetful, older, crankier, achey and chilly all the time, I figured since she made me so many crocheted items I still cherish, I can't think of a better way to thank her than with something I made especially for her as a Christmas gift, since God has blessed me with allowing her to stay on earth for so many years. She'll love it!! I'll take some photos tonight to post.

Well I got up this morning for work and the temp was 57 degrees, I know by anyone else's standards that's not cool but for Miami, Fl. it definately is.. I pulled out my Entenmann's sweater, I worked for them ten years ago so this sweater is an oldy but it's held up great (wish I would have gotten two at the time) which always goes to work with me when it's cool. When I got into my car I actually had to turn the thermostat up to 78. Okay don't laugh but I'm use to getting in the car and having to turn it down to 60 since it's about 82 degrees when I walk out of the house. This only adds to my excitment of leaving on vacation to NC for December, can't wait, can't wait.. we're going to meet with the realtor and take a look around. I feel like a kid at Christmas time, whose wished for something real special.

Our contract with the realtor here in Miami will be expired in the middle of November and we're going to try to sell the house ourselves. The market is not really great right now, I guess we should have sold about a year and half ago, it was crazy then, but it's cooled off some now. I don't really care though because I figure if we sell by May of 2007, when the kids graduate high school we still be in good shape to start our 5 yr plan. We bought the house from the owners without a realtor and it really was not a difficult transaction, so I think we can sell it the same way. God will guide us through it, as He did when we bought it.. so eventually it really is in His hands.

Friday, October 13, 2006


I have some new pics of some shrugs I'm working on for my nieces. My unwilling model (my daughter) is in the dark blue, my more willing model (coat hanger) is in the light blue. I gotta wonder what I'm going to do for a model when this kid goes to college next year!! I made these on the KK rounds and I think they turned out really nice. I used Caron Simply Soft and Tickle Yarn by Sullivan for the dk blue and Simply Soft and Samba by Sullivan for the lt blue, I working on a purple one since I have three nieces, they were fun to do and work with, gave me a ton of ideas for other projects. I got the Samba and Tickle yarn @Biglots for a $1.00 a 50g ball which I thought was a great deal. I have lots of other colors just waiting to be used. Okay I admit it I'm a yarnaholic, maybe a twelve step program is in order LOL. I really don't think that will help me.